With all of the investigations and allegations surrounding sexual abuse and assault going on right now, we are seeing a lot of people resigning and being fired without a trial or criminal investigation.
The opposite is true, however, of a case that was posthumously brought against Michael Jackson by choreographer, Wade Robson.
The So You Think You Can Dance regular, came forward following Jackson’s death and claimed that he had been sexually abused by the King of Pop as a child. Additionally, the now 35-year-old filed negligence claims against MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures. He did not rule on the credibility of the allegations.
A judge dismissed the case after determining that the groups were not liable for the abuse because Jackson was the sole shareholder leaving everyone else at both companies unaccountable for his actions.
“Without control over Michael Jackson, the corporate defendants could not impose ‘reasonable safeguards’ or take ‘reasonable steps’ to ‘avoid acts of unlawful sexual conduct in the future’ by Michael Jackson,” the judge said, according to the New York Daily News.
Jackson’s attorney called the claims “outrageous and pathetic.”